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Fallout 1&2 + Tactics! Aim for the groin!

Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Games and Technology
So I bought the Fallout collection what consists of Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics. I found it highly amusing that my character who is extremley proficient with small guns can handle near enough any situation by putting a well placed bullet in someone's grapes and running off while they lie on the floor writhing in pain.

The first time I died I was ambushed by hella-large scorpions in the desert. The second time I dieed was because I went to a doctor for a medical exam and didn't have enough money to pay him so one of his goons shot me in the back with a shotgun. Right now I'v just busted out of a cell in the vat area of the Necropolis and am wandering around helplessly inside a huge prison area with a handgun and laser pistol shooting large mutants in the crotch and running like hell. I don't last very long.

As for Fallout so far, I'm really loving the open-endedness of the game. Not like 'here, do the main mission and go off and do sidequests if you like', to me it's more like 'here is a gun and a few thousand square miles of radioactive desert. Good luck'. It's a fun sort of detective/mystery to solve in terms of where to get this water chip, I'm enjoying follwing up leads on where I might be able to find the chip, chatting to people and trekking to distant lands on a hunch where I find more leads, jobs and information.

So, what's the dilly on Fallout 1, 2 and tactics? I love me some X-com and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance so I'm going to give tactics a shot after more groins are shot and I save Vault 13 from their very dry fate, then I'm going to load up Fallout 2 and carry on. Is it best to play through the first, then second then Tactics or can I dive into Tactics at any point without worrying about the story I missed from not playing much of the first two?

Discuss Fallout and it's sequels too but please keep spoilers to a minimum.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Aim for the eyes, Boo, aim for the eyes!

    ...is so much more appropriate in Fallout than in Baldur's Gate.


    TL;DR: Aim for the eyes.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Yeah, Tactics has its own storyline, and its independent of the RPGs so you can play it at any time.

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Don't you ever call Fallout: Tactics Fallout 3.

    P.S. RIP Dogmeat

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  • BaratusBaratus Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'd save tactics for last... if I played tactics in between one and two I might have been too bitter to go on, but hey, you might like it, stranger things have happened.

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    So I bought the Fallout collection what consists of Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics. I found it highly amusing that my character who is extremley proficient with small guns can handle near enough any situation by putting a well placed bullet in someone's grapes and running off while they lie on the floor writhing in pain.

    The first time I died I was ambushed by hella-large scorpions in the desert. The second time I dieed was because I went to a doctor for a medical exam and didn't have enough money to pay him so one of his goons shot me in the back with a shotgun. Right now I'v just busted out of a cell in the vat area of the Necropolis and am wandering around helplessly inside a huge prison area with a handgun and laser pistol shooting large mutants in the crotch and running like hell. I don't last very long.

    As for Fallout so far, I'm really loving the open-endedness of the game. Not like 'here, do the main mission and go off and do sidequests if you like', to me it's more like 'here is a gun and a few thousand square miles of radioactive desert. Good luck'. It's a fun sort of detective/mystery to solve in terms of where to get this water chip, I'm enjoying follwing up leads on where I might be able to find the chip, chatting to people and trekking to distant lands on a hunch where I find more leads, jobs and information.

    So, what's the dilly on Fallout 1, 2 and tactics? I love me some X-com and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance so I'm going to give tactics a shot after more groins are shot and I save Vault 13 from their very dry fate, then I'm going to load up Fallout 2 and carry on. Is it best to play through the first, then second then Tactics or can I dive into Tactics at any point without worrying about the story I missed from not playing much of the first two?

    Discuss Fallout and it's sequels too but please keep spoilers to a minimum.

    Oh sweet screaming monkeys, where do I even start?

    Fallout 1 + 2 are simply some of the absolute best RPG goodness available, and are divine experiences in and of themselves.

    I would strongly move from Fallout 1 onto the second, as they follow quite sequentially in terms of story.

    Tactics....ehhhhhhh. Play it any time after the first. There's some story connection, and it's decent enough and all, but it didn't really resonate all that well with me.

    Anyway, enough about that. You'll find things become QUITE interesting once you get your hands on that chip.

    Seriously, I cannot emphasize how fantastic these games are. The black humor, the goofiness, the amazing writing, the great characters, and the ability to use your charisma/intelligence/brute force/stealth to solve whatever you want in whatever way you wish is simply unparalleled. It has easily the greatest random encounters ever (be sure to pump your Luck to max if you want to see some seriously goofy stuff), and although it has its flaws, it's nothing short of brilliance.

    Also, BE SURE TO PATCH FALLOUT 2. Sans patch, the loading times are stupid, the [spoiler:ef54d6b0d0] car [/spoiler:ef54d6b0d0] will disappear at random, and generally Bad Things will happen.

    That being said, you're embarking on a journey of Pure Awesome. Enjoy it.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Whats with all the Tactics hating? I loved that game. You can't compare it to the RPGs cuz its whole different type of game - but it has some good humor, challenging missions, and is just plain fun to play. At least I thought so.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    A nay on Tactics then? For a person who has never played the Tactics games much is it still bad? I can understand people not enjoying it because it is a badly handled spinoff of a loved franchise but does it hold up on it's own?

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    A nay on Tactics then? For a person who has never played the Tactics games much is it still bad? I can understand people not enjoying it because it is a badly handled spinoff of a loved franchise but does it hold up on it's own?

    Well, you already own the game, so I think you should install it and play through a few missions to see if you like it. You've got nothing to lose.

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  • Death_ClawDeath_Claw Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Well tactics doesn´t really follow the story of the two main games, so as long as you know who the fuck the brotherhood of steel is you should be fine. In fact I believe tactics is set in between Fallout 1 and 2...

    That said Fallout is one of my top 3 games of all time, I just love how there is so much stuff to do and discover that it is impossible to get it all in one run. I must have finished it 8 or 9 times, and every time I played I found out something new, being a new quest, new way to finish a quest, back info on someone, etc.

    I kinda liked tactics, but it is nothing special, specially when compared to the 2 main games. I only borrowed it once from a friend but didn´t get to finish since my squad was all about small weapons and being snipers and they were pretty much useless against those stupid [spoiler:8eca62216a]robots...[/spoiler:8eca62216a]

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    A nay on Tactics then? For a person who has never played the Tactics games much is it still bad? I can understand people not enjoying it because it is a badly handled spinoff of a loved franchise but does it hold up on it's own?

    It's decent enough, don't get me wrong. I thought it was relatively well done, and it makes solid use of some good features that were an inherent part of the two first games. And it's an INFINITELY superior spin-off than the absolutely wretched Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance-type game they made for the Xbox (*spits*).

    That being said, it lacks some of the soul that makes Fallout what it is. It's arguably a very passable game as-is. As an admitted fanboy, though, it doesn't really satisfy.

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    A nay on Tactics then? For a person who has never played the Tactics games much is it still bad? I can understand people not enjoying it because it is a badly handled spinoff of a loved franchise but does it hold up on it's own?

    It's got some meat to it... It's just not what we were expecting when it came out... It's squad based combat instead of the original one player with an NPC team. It has its fun times... You know... like blowing shit up was more fun than in fallout as you had actual explosive specialists. Beyond that it wasn't really anything to write home about.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Death_Claw wrote:
    Well tactics doesn´t really follow the story of the two main games, so as long as you know who the fuck the brotherhood of steel is you should be fine. In fact I believe tactics is set in between Fallout 1 and 2...

    That said Fallout is one of my top 3 games of all time, I just love how there is so much stuff to do and discover that it is impossible to get it all in one run. I must have finished it 8 or 9 times, and every time I played I found out something new, being a new quest, new way to finish a quest, back info on someone, etc.

    I kinda liked tactics, but it is nothing special, specially when compared to the 2 main games. I only borrowed it once from a friend but didn´t get to finish since my squad was all about small weapons and being snipers and they were pretty much useless against those stupid [spoiler:c6faf40e68]robots...[/spoiler:c6faf40e68]

    Speaking of the brotherhood has anyone else actually played Fallout :Brotherhood of steal? Its like Dark Alliance with guns, so its either good/bad depending on how drunk you are.

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Norgoth wrote:
    Death_Claw wrote:
    Well tactics doesn´t really follow the story of the two main games, so as long as you know who the fuck the brotherhood of steel is you should be fine. In fact I believe tactics is set in between Fallout 1 and 2...

    That said Fallout is one of my top 3 games of all time, I just love how there is so much stuff to do and discover that it is impossible to get it all in one run. I must have finished it 8 or 9 times, and every time I played I found out something new, being a new quest, new way to finish a quest, back info on someone, etc.

    I kinda liked tactics, but it is nothing special, specially when compared to the 2 main games. I only borrowed it once from a friend but didn´t get to finish since my squad was all about small weapons and being snipers and they were pretty much useless against those stupid [spoiler:b16f70b979]robots...[/spoiler:b16f70b979]

    Speaking of the brotherhood has anyone else actually played Fallout :Brotherhood of steal? Its like Dark Alliance with guns, so its either good/bad depending on how drunk you are.

    I bought it used for five dollars.

    I want my money back.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Quick question. Let's take a mission from the Hub where someone asks you to kill someone and you report it as a crime

    [spoiler:e94e847b20]You and the cops head down to the guy's office in the bar and it's a fight that consists of you, a deputy and another officer against the boss and many of his guards. By the time I'v fired off two shots I'm instantly jumped upon and beaten to death horribly. How did you guys handle that mission?[/spoiler:e94e847b20]

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Norgoth wrote:
    Death_Claw wrote:
    Well tactics doesn´t really follow the story of the two main games, so as long as you know who the fuck the brotherhood of steel is you should be fine. In fact I believe tactics is set in between Fallout 1 and 2...

    That said Fallout is one of my top 3 games of all time, I just love how there is so much stuff to do and discover that it is impossible to get it all in one run. I must have finished it 8 or 9 times, and every time I played I found out something new, being a new quest, new way to finish a quest, back info on someone, etc.

    I kinda liked tactics, but it is nothing special, specially when compared to the 2 main games. I only borrowed it once from a friend but didn´t get to finish since my squad was all about small weapons and being snipers and they were pretty much useless against those stupid [spoiler:390fc4a938]robots...[/spoiler:390fc4a938]

    Speaking of the brotherhood has anyone else actually played Fallout :Brotherhood of steal? Its like Dark Alliance with guns, so its either good/bad depending on how drunk you are.

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    ^The bastard child. The product of an unholy union of FO:Tactics and Dark Alliance.

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  • YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I liked Tactics. My only real complaint, and this was probably my own fault more than the game's, was spending many hours per mission (I was a perfectionist that insisted on finishing missions with no casualties on my side).

    It's also a decent game for multiplayer (if you can find anyone to play).

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  • cobaltcobalt Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Quick question. Let's take a mission from the Hub where someone asks you to kill someone and you report it as a crime

    [spoiler:4ef24865ab]You and the cops head down to the guy's office in the bar and it's a fight that consists of you, a deputy and another officer against the boss and many of his guards. By the time I'v fired off two shots I'm instantly jumped upon and beaten to death horribly. How did you guys handle that mission?[/spoiler:4ef24865ab]

    I honestly can't recall -- it's been a while -- but chances are that I waited a while and beefed up my stats and abilities a bit first, and attracted a few followers to help absorb the mess.

    Just a guess, though.

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Quick question. Let's take a mission from the Hub where someone asks you to kill someone and you report it as a crime

    [spoiler:0786313c20]You and the cops head down to the guy's office in the bar and it's a fight that consists of you, a deputy and another officer against the boss and many of his guards. By the time I'v fired off two shots I'm instantly jumped upon and beaten to death horribly. How did you guys handle that mission?[/spoiler:0786313c20]

    Who shoots first, you or the police? If they are shooting first and then you shoot and they attack you then its not your business to be shooting anyone. If you shoot first and they kill you, try waiting for them to shoot I guess. I really don't know as I would have just either killed the person they wanted dead.

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  • EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Fallout 3.

    Want.

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  • -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Quick question. Let's take a mission from the Hub where someone asks you to kill someone and you report it as a crime

    [spoiler:b0798b54e4]You and the cops head down to the guy's office in the bar and it's a fight that consists of you, a deputy and another officer against the boss and many of his guards. By the time I'v fired off two shots I'm instantly jumped upon and beaten to death horribly. How did you guys handle that mission?[/spoiler:b0798b54e4]

    I honestly can't recall -- it's been a while -- but chances are that I waited a while and beefed up my stats and abilities a bit first, and attracted a few followers to help absorb the mess.

    Just a guess, though.
    Or go to San Fran early on. :wink:

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Fallout 3.

    Want.

    IT'S TOO FAR AWAY! DO NOT SPEAK ITS NAME!

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Fallout 3.

    Want.

    IT'S TOO FAR AWAY! DO NOT SPEAK ITS NAME!

    P.S. Fallout 3 = East Coast Sexytime

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  • Death_ClawDeath_Claw Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Quick question. Let's take a mission from the Hub where someone asks you to kill someone and you report it as a crime

    [spoiler:cbcca39f11]You and the cops head down to the guy's office in the bar and it's a fight that consists of you, a deputy and another officer against the boss and many of his guards. By the time I'v fired off two shots I'm instantly jumped upon and beaten to death horribly. How did you guys handle that mission?[/spoiler:cbcca39f11]

    Oh I remember that, what I usually did was when I got my turn I just ran off outside of the room, maybe one or two guy would follow me. Then I would take them out easily and go back inside to fight the already seriously injured mobster and friends...

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    That trait where you are cursed to see the most horrible ways people can die is hilarious. I punched someone and half their ribcage exploded :lol: . Is this trait causing every rat I kill to explode horribly everywhere? If so, awesome.

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    That trait where you are cursed to see the most horrible ways people can die is hilarious. I punched someone and half their ribcage exploded :lol: . Is this trait causing every rat I kill to explode horribly everywhere? If so, awesome.

    Bloody Mess is one of the greatest "abilities" in any game, ever.

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  • YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Bloody Mess is one of the greatest "abilities" in any game, ever.
    Especially when combined with Finesse.

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.
    Tandi is alive

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Bloody Mess+Super Sledgehammer+child=fun for all.

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    [spoiler:792353fe87]Tandi is alive[/spoiler:792353fe87]

    [spoiler:792353fe87]HAROLD![/spoiler:792353fe87]

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Fallout 3.

    Want.

    IT'S TOO FAR AWAY! DO NOT SPEAK ITS NAME!

    P.S. Fallout 3 = East Coast Sexytime
    Oh man, Fallout 3 is set on the east coast? Haha, I wonder how they'll incorporate radioactive wasteland in the Southern areas.

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    FireWeasel wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    [spoiler:641e59a2bd]Tandi is alive[/spoiler:641e59a2bd]

    [spoiler:641e59a2bd]HAROLD![/spoiler:641e59a2bd]
    [spoiler:641e59a2bd]Dogmeat as a usable NPC FTW[/spoiler:641e59a2bd]

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    [spoiler:eb254528a3]Tandi is alive[/spoiler:eb254528a3]

    [spoiler:eb254528a3]HAROLD![/spoiler:eb254528a3]
    [spoiler:eb254528a3]Dogmeat as a usable NPC FTW[/spoiler:eb254528a3]

    [spoiler:eb254528a3]Dogmeat's usable in 2. You get him in the cafe of broken dreams, or whatever it's called.[/spoiler:eb254528a3]

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  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    [spoiler:4792437fa4]Tandi is alive[/spoiler:4792437fa4]

    [spoiler:4792437fa4]HAROLD![/spoiler:4792437fa4]
    [spoiler:4792437fa4]Dogmeat as a usable NPC FTW[/spoiler:4792437fa4]

    [spoiler:4792437fa4]Dogmeat's usable in 2. You get him in the cafe of broken dreams, or whatever it's called.[/spoiler:4792437fa4]
    [spoiler:4792437fa4]Only if you are wearing a leather jacket and carrying a shotgun or was it wearing just a vault suit... :| now I need to go play it again.[/spoiler:4792437fa4]

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    So does anyone else spend the game collecting all the C4 and dynamite in the game then recruiting the guy who

    [spoiler:92053fa0cc]invents that drug, I forget it's name[/spoiler:92053fa0cc]

    then arm all the bomb put them in his inventory and leave him in the middle of a casino in Reno?

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  • -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    JamesDM wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    [spoiler:39883b990c]Tandi is alive[/spoiler:39883b990c]

    [spoiler:39883b990c]HAROLD![/spoiler:39883b990c]
    [spoiler:39883b990c]Dogmeat as a usable NPC FTW[/spoiler:39883b990c]

    [spoiler:39883b990c]Dogmeat's usable in 2. You get him in the cafe of broken dreams, or whatever it's called.[/spoiler:39883b990c]
    [spoiler:39883b990c]Only if you are wearing a leather jacket and carrying a shotgun or was it wearing just a vault suit... :| now I need to go play it again.[/spoiler:39883b990c]
    [spoiler:39883b990c]You can just give him some meat, I remember iguana on a stick working for me.[/spoiler:39883b990c]

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    JamesDM wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    JamesDM wrote:
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    [spoiler:4b09d73d4c]Tandi is alive[/spoiler:4b09d73d4c]

    [spoiler:4b09d73d4c]HAROLD![/spoiler:4b09d73d4c]
    [spoiler:4b09d73d4c]Dogmeat as a usable NPC FTW[/spoiler:4b09d73d4c]

    [spoiler:4b09d73d4c]Dogmeat's usable in 2. You get him in the cafe of broken dreams, or whatever it's called.[/spoiler:4b09d73d4c]
    [spoiler:4b09d73d4c]Only if you are wearing a leather jacket and carrying a shotgun or was it wearing just a vault suit... :| now I need to go play it again.[/spoiler:4b09d73d4c]

    [spoiler:4b09d73d4c]Just the leather jacket.[/spoiler:4b09d73d4c]

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  • cobaltcobalt Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    FireWeasel wrote:
    Yoshua wrote:
    cobalt wrote:
    Ah, man. I really need to play Fallout 1. I played 2 first, so I doubt I'll enjoy it as much as I would have if I'd played sequentially, but still.

    About the only real turn off I could see you running into is party management. As in there really isn't any. NPC's who join you will follow you and fight stuff you fight, but you have no real influence on what they do. Also the mechanism for trading stuff with them is an obvious kludge. You can give them stuff, but to get it back you need to steal it back. Though in this case there is no penalty attached, nobody will get angry or shoot you for this and it doesn't require any skill. I just thought it was tacky.

    Other than that, playing 2 first really doesn't spoil 1 much.

    And the storyline, of course. Much of the backstory is related to developments that occurred in the first game.

    And you won't get quite as much enjoyment from uncovering some of the events that followed in your wake, such as the fate of many of the NPCs and such.

    Cool. Now to track down a copy.

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